History 201
Fall 2007
Charles Radding
Rules of the Course

Objectives and goals of the course
The course is designed to introduce the basic methods of historical analysis and writing, using
material drawn from the history of the European church between 1000 and 1300. In addition to
learning how historians have analyzed historical evidence, students will also be expected to apply
these skills in a research project of their own devising that will result in an original research paper.

The following books have been ordered for the course:

     R. W. Southern, Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages
     Miller, Power and the Holy in the age of the Investiture Contest
     Colin Morris, The Papal Monarchy
     Chenu, Nature, Man, and Society in the Twelfth Century

The Morris and Chenu books are also on library reserve. Some assignments will require you to use
other materials on reserve, and still other readings will be made available on Angel.

The final grade will be determined according to the following percentages:
     Class Participation (including short writing assignments)   20%
     Research paper (including prospectus)             40%
     Other papers                                 40%            

Class participation
Students will be expected to have done the readings before coming to class, and to be prepared to
answer or ask questions about them. Students with more than two unexcused absences will also
find their participation grade reduced accordingly.

Instances of academic dishonesty will be severely punished, with penalties up to failure on the
assignment and failure in the course